University Archivist

The University of Pikeville is currently seeking a University Archivist to manage and coordinate the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Pikeville, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:


  1. Acquire, develop, preserve, and process new and existing collections, rare books, archives, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, digital objects and other material.
  2. Maintain a regular schedule of public service hours.
  3. Develop classes and materials to communicate the historical value of archives.
  4. Develops arrangement and description plans and standards that balance budget and patron access needs.
  5. Work with cataloging to provide the best possible access and to ensure that materials are cataloged to current standards.
  6. Supervise student workers or technicians working in the Special Collections and Archives.
  7. Plan, coordinate and direct activities related to the Digital Library of Appalachia.
  8. Develop and maintain the portion of the library website content or research guides that relate to Archives and Special Collections.
  9. Cooperate with other departments on campus to coordinate all digitization projects in Special Collections and Archives.
  10. Actively promote the use of the materials and encourage faculty, alumni, and community donations to the collections.
  11. Prepare and mount exhibitions.
  12. Work with both external and internal committees to provide access while maintaining archival standards.
  13. Maintain statistics and accurate records.
  14. In cooperation with the Development office, pursue grants and other sources of funding.
  15. Work weekends, as assigned.
  16. Participates in state and national professional organizations; maintains skills and continues professional training by participating in educational opportunities.
  17. Provide reference and instruction related to the archives and special collections.
  18. Cooperates with community historical societies and groups to promote the Archives and Special Collections.
  19. Maintain Special Collections social media sites.
  20. Actively pursues new and additional collections through community outreach.
  21. Prepares presentations and presents to interested groups both on and off campus.
  22. Other duties as assigned.


Position requires daily contact with library co-workers, supervisor, students, faculty, staff, various campus departments, alumni, and community partners in order to share resources, collect material and provide services.  These relationships are maintained through e-mail, telephone, social networking sites, and person-to-person contact.

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience with preservation, and preservation standards.
  • Must have knowledge of Dublin Core.
  • Must be familiar with operating both Mac and Windows platforms.
  • Must have excellent communication, both written and oral, and organizational skills.
  • Must possess knowledge of reference procedures and standard library practices.
  • Should have experience working with ArchivesSpace and CONTENTdm.
  • Should have experience with library-related equipment, e.g. microfilm/microfiche reader, barcode scanner, sensitizer/desensitizer.
  • Must be proficient with Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to perform simple calculations.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of conducting research on the Web.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 03/17/2020
Department: Library
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.